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Koidula ja Tammsaare, 2010


Aerosol & stencil on canvas

The painting depicts the heroic figures of Estonian national literature, Anton Hansen Tammsaare and Lydia Koidula, who could also be seen on the 25 and 100 Estonian kroon banknotes until they were made unemployed as the euro came. The artwork was created near Tartu City Library and Tartu Art Museum in December 2010, right before Estonia´s transition to euro. This was the first time for a piece of street art to trigger wide interest from the general public and media in Estonia. "Koidula and Tammsaare" can be seen as Edward von Lõngus´ debut in a wider scale and has left a strong mark on the development of Estonian street art.

To create this smaller-scale version of the initial work, a stencil with reduced measurements was used.


One of the three full-size stencil paintings 220x150cm that was created before the original stencils were purchased for the permanent collection of the Tartu Art Museum is still available with the price 14 500 eur.

More art by this artist

Street Art

"Dance of Death with a log" aka "Stick Dance is Estonian style"  
Cannabeard & Witch Hunter  
Dance of Death with Endel aka Endel with a stick  
Die, dog  
Follow the money  
Forest for the State!  
Hedgehog in the fog  
Kalevipoeg 3.0  
LAN party  
Many faces of President Päts  
Ordered online  
Pot smokers  
Püha õhtulöömaaeg  
Saturn eats a burqa  
The Naked Emperor  
there it is, this vargamäe  
This is Not Deep  
Welcome to Estonia  


Dance of Death with Endel aka Endel with a stick  
Do electric sheep dream ...  


Still Life with a Balloon & Stuffed Toad  


Püha löömaaeg  
Ats & Pets  
Berlin Teufelsberg making of  
Edward von Lõngus  
Hedgehog at Copenhagen  
Liisu, the inventor  
Maali at Copenhagen  
Maali the spinner in Rome  
Paris: Dance of Death escapes from painting  
Paris: Dance of Death with gasoline hose  
Riga: Dance of Death goes shopping